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Using Freelancers (Fiverr...etc)

Discussion in 'General Merchant & Advertisers Forum' started by BKP, Dec 17, 2018.

Have you used freelancers to improve your business?

  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  1. BKP

    BKP Affiliate affiliate

    Hi everyone,

    Have a question which has been bugging me for a while, but kept forgetting to ask here.

    There are a lot of freelancing websites now, like Fiverr where people offer SEO optimization, striking content and review writing, posting backlinks and some can create custom video content...etc which can help advertisers/merchant at cost effective rates.

    I myself am considering to trying out some of their services to see if it garners any better leads/sales.

    But the thing is, there must be quite a lot of cons in using this method, and would like to know what thought the community here has on this?
  2. Voluum
  3. PurePay

    PurePay Affiliate affiliate

    I know a bunch of people using fiverr and upwork, and i use the ladder to get some work done sometimes. But i will not let it take over from getting quality and it is mainly for small things i do it for :)
  4. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

    I am guessing that your results will vary especially depending on your expectations.

    We bought some traffic there is was all bots ... LOL $5
    However, I made use of this traffic to ban all of the networks' server farms AS block assignments -- so I created value out of garbage. Altogether; $15 spent on crap traffic + my time setting it up ;)
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  5. BKP

    BKP Affiliate affiliate

    Yeah, i don't plan to use them for big jobs, but there are a lot of them claiming to have large PBN with high DA + PA.

    it is these services that I'm actually considering of using.

    My expectations in terms of results isn't high at all, it's more like a fire and forget plan, just spend a little budget on them, and keep my expectations at zero. If something good does come along, I'll take it with a grain of salt and a surprise.

    anyone else have experiences in using freelancers? would love to hear more!
  6. James London

    James London Affiliate affiliate

    To me it's one of those deals where it can pan out at times and provide some great help. However, there's also a lot of poor providers in the mix as well. You have to weed the best out from the rest for it to be a valuable opportunity for you. If risk is something you can embrace, go for it as there's only one way to see if it will be a good fit for you or not. If you need quality work and can't waste time trying to find the better ones, I'd go with forums where people have developed a track record of producing results.
  7. Paiva

    Paiva Affiliate affiliate

    Freelancers on fiverr and upwork deliver very good results, but it also depends with your expectation since good is relative. T be on the safer side, stick to forums since some freelance affiliate marketers are just practising so don't spend what you cant afford to lose on them
  8. Certified

    MyLead Active Member Certified Vendor Affiliate Manager affiliate

    It depends on what you are looking for. There is a big amount of quality things that you can order in Fiverr like voice acting, some graphics.
  9. welyjr

    welyjr Guest

    i think Fiverr trafic is a bot :D
    it won't good for real business...
  10. Juliya Gom

    Juliya Gom Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

    Fiverr and upwork deliver good results, but sometimes freelancers need to purchase through their own affiliate link to provide full service for their clients. It could be a little bit complicated for managing.
  11. Paul43

    Paul43 Affiliate affiliate

    Used Fiverr a couple of times.
    They take 20% from the freelancers' reward, as a commission :mad:

    I addressed only the most qualified sellers, the 5 stars people with hundreds of reviews, describing what I needed.
    Some didn't reply. Some replied Hi, and that was it. Some said I'll be back soon with an offer, I'm still waiting for it.

    I chose one. I gave him the log in credentials in my wp admin panel. He said he had to look into it, in order to make an offer. Ok I said, but please don't start working before we have closed officially the contract (buying the gig in the Fiverr system).
    He agreed.
    He log in. I don't hear him anymore. I ask how is it going, he tell me not to disturb him. He had already started.
    As the gig wasn't bought yet, I closed him out from my account.
    He wasn't happy and neither was I.

    Another one completed the gig. Unlimited revisions, said his gig. After the 3rd time I requested some revisions, he let me understand that he had already done enough. Of course I could "force" him to go ahead, as the buyer doesn't let the amount go as long as he is not satisfied, but the communication wasn't pleasant anymore, so I let him go even if I wasn't really satisfied.

    I contacted a couple of sellers, asking them to make me an offer. One of them gave me a useful tip. At the end I chose another seller, but to thank him I bought a little gig from him. He had nothing to do.
    He didn't even thanked me.

    Another one, when he heard that I had contacted several sellers and not only him, stopped the communication.

    I asked 2 questions, I got answered only for the last one, or I got some info which really didn't answer neither one nor the other, so that I had to ask again.

    In general they says they are fluent in English, but some are really not.

    I know that I'm not difficult to please, I had low expectation, I kept being as friendly as possible etc., so I was a little frustrated.

    Anyway, as far as I can understand it, they can do their job, no question there, and the price is low.
    Two decisive hard facts, I guess
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
  12. Daceyank

    Daceyank Affiliate affiliate

    For sure I did and have massive good results from all that things anyway. I mostly used Freelancer.com services anyway than UpWork or Fiverr, thanks in advance for asking me that. Try that site as well, they charge less then UpWork here too.
  13. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

    You get what you pay for usually. Depends on the task.
    I try to script robots for many tasks ;)
  14. Paul43

    Paul43 Affiliate affiliate

    Actually I got more than I paid for.
    As the thread opener asked in general about our experience there, I described (rather lengthy) mine.
    All sensitivities aside, I had never the feeling of someone trying to cheat me.
    As I said, my sellers were compentent and at low price, so @BKP, I would say, give it a try!
  15. Graybeard

    Graybeard Well-Known Member affiliate

    We bought 10,000 'real' (<LOL>) social media traffic hits at fiverr.
    for $15 I was able to locate the sources of a lot of bot traffic -- the traffic was 98% or more fake.
    I did get value for my money in a strange sort of way :D
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  16. james3322

    james3322 Affiliate affiliate

    you can earn good income from fiver, but you need to be expert in your categories.
  17. piskadriska

    piskadriska Affiliate affiliate

    I know ***** which use freelance and they grow up their site much quicker
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 5, 2020
  18. bruce bates

    bruce bates Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

    Personally avoid sites like fiverr for SEO work, however they are BRILLIANT for content creation. You can get cheap video reviews, cheap graphics, cheap custom marketing materials, and lots of other things. Anyone that tells you that because the work is cheap that the quality is not as good because you "get what you pay for" has no idea what they are talking about (when it comes to content creation not marketing services) and likely is only making that claim because people selling so cheap cut into their losses.
  19. azgold

    azgold Administrator Administrator Dojo Master affiliate

    My personal experience buying from fiverr....

    Yup, a few years ago, I bought a few videos - intro, review and the like - they were great!

    However, to save time once, I had a guy write some classified ads for me and I had to rewrite them all, they were awful. It put me off trying to get decent content from there. Not fair maybe but it did.
  20. Marketer60

    Marketer60 Affiliate affiliate

    I've used fiverr for articles and they were ok.

    Best order I ever had was an email responder series. I let the writer view my video of my affiliate product and she wrote a 7 day series. I had to tweak it but I didn't have to write it.
  21. Optiads

    Optiads Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

    On Fiverr you can find very good SEO services at good prices.